Are you interested in participating in an adapted sports program? Would you like to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness? Maybe you’re looking to make new friends, socialize or just have fun! Then join the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s (RIM) SportsAbility program.
RIM’s SportsAbility program provides competitive and recreational sporting opportunities for persons with disabilities. SportsAbility works with other community organizations, including the Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame, the Adaptive Sports Coalition (comprised of many Metro Detroit organizations) and the City of Detroit’s Parks and Recreation Department to provide on-going programs and instructional sports clinics.
SportsAbility members have an opportunity to participate in a number of activities including:
- Wheelchair Basketball
- Fitness Training
- Adaptive Bowling
- Handcycling Clinics
- Water Skiing and Snow Skiing
- Tennis Clinics
- Weightlifting Clinics
In addition, RIM's SportsAbility program is the proud sponsor of the Detroit DieHards Wheelchair Basketball team, part of the National Wheelchair Basketball league.
RIM’s Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialists (CTRS) assist with the formation of teams, clinics, training, and equipment adaptations.
SportsAbility is open to adolescents and adults throughout Metro Detroit with disabling or chronic conditions including spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy.
SportsAbility is supported through grants, donations, and funding raising activities such as RIM’s annual "Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game,"
For more information, please contact:
Sue Boeve, Sr. CTRS